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Formica Find

In addition to the Crematogaster from the last post, we encountered a number of interesting ants last weekend.

Check out the lovely Formica.


This worker was climbing up and down grass stalks.


There were enough that I was able to follow them back to their nest.


The workers were quite delicate for Formica ants.


Look at those antennae!


The nest entrance was a large opening, like a half moon-shaped cave.


Here's another of apparently the same species. Both are on quite a steep slope.

Anyone know what they might be? I'm assuming Formica because of the position of the eyes high on the head, etc.

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